Issue 6 | 28 April 2017

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends, On Monday we celebrated ANZAC Day with a school Liturgy. The school community remained sombre throughout the Liturgy, respecting the importance of the day as we remember the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country. The school community, over 750, moved in silence and in …

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Key Dates

Please find below the key dates for  Term 2 2017

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Drop Off/Pick Up Zone safety

As part of our internal road upgrade in 2015, Stuartholme worked with the Traffic Engineers to determine the safest location of our drop off/pick up zones. The zones have been designed to allow cars to safely pull off the road so your daughter can enter or exit the car safely. As …

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Winter uniform

Parents and girls are reminded that after the May long weekend (this weekend), wearing  blazers to and from school is compulsory. Girls may choose to leave their blazers in their lockers during the school day but must wear it when travelling to and from school. Girls may wear vests and …

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School photos

School photos are being taken next Thursday 4 May.  All girls should be neatly presented in full day uniform.  Hair should be tidy and if below shoulder length, tied back with either a blue or white ribbon.  Blazers and stockings are to be worn. Andrea Reddan Deputy Principal, Student Wellbeing

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Tuck shop pre-ordering now available

Students can now pre-order morning tea and lunch. We ask that the students who wish to use this service, order and pay for their morning tea/lunch at the Cafe counter before school (between 7:30-8:25am). Students will then collect their order during the break periods. Students will also be able to …

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Options Career Information Bulletin

Please click here to view the latest edition of Options Career Information Bulletin. Feel free to use the links to jump straight to your topic of interest. There is a great section on studying university subjects whilst at school. If you are in Year 12, there are suggestions to help …

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Change to Year 12 exam block including QCS practice days

As you would have noted in the calendar for this year, QCS practice days have been scheduled for Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 June. The practice days will now be Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 June, with exam block for Year 12 beginning on Wednesday 7 June. An email has been sent to the Year …

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Stu-eat-holme

Come along on Saturday 13 May for the annual Year 12 Fundraising event – Stu-eat-holme Food Festival. This incredible event includes amazing food, live music from up-and-coming artists, jumping castle, face painting, raffle and prizes. Beer, wine and soft drinks will also be on sale. All proceeds are going to the National …

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Share the Dignity

We are asking our Stuartholme Community to donate feminine sanitary items to support women and children in shelters who have fled domestic violence and potential homelessness. A donation box has been placed in Ms Rice’s office. Click here to learn more about Share the Dignity. Thank you or your support!

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Interhouse Music Festival – Solo Music Awards

The Annual Solo Music Awards will be held on Sunday, 28 May, commencing at 10am. All students who undertake private music lessons, either at Stuartholme or externally, are invited to perform at this event. The performance sections are as follows: Junior (Years 7 – 9) Vocal Piano Strings Band Senior (Years …

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Careers Expo – save the date

Universities, TAFE and private colleges will attend the Stuartholme Careers Exhibition on Monday 24 July. Commencing at 5:30pm students will have the opportunity to speak directly with representatives about course options, entry requirements, university life, scholarships, and more. Students will also be hosting a fundraising BBQ where you can purchase dinner. …

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Uniform Shop – limited hours on Friday 12 May

Please be advised that the Uniform Shop will be open from 7.30-11.30am on Friday 12 May.  

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YGAP – Your chance to win $100 visa voucher

In support of poverty alleviation through education, Stuartholme will once again participate in the YGAP 5 cent campaign. The YGAP 5 cent campaign aims to reinstate the value of 5 cent coins and improve global access to education. By collecting the loose change which we would usually consider insignificant, our …

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Science Snippets

Did you know that on April 24 2017 Live Science published an article called, “Gulp! Soda Linked to Memory Woes, Strokes and Dementia”? This article says that in two recent studies undertaken, people who drink soft drink on a regular basis are more likely to have smaller brain volumes. The studies …

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Australian Youth Aerospace Forum

The Australian Youth Aerospace Forum is being held in Brisbane from 3-7 July. This five-day residential camp aims to provide Years 11-12 students, who have an interest in aerospace, with an insight into the career and training options available after high school. This year’s forum will include opportunities in Aerospace …

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Entertainment Books

We are once again selling the 2017/2018 Entertainment Books. These are packed with discount offers. A copy was sent home with all Year 7 day students, if you do not wish to purchase it, can you please return asap. Alternatively, if you do want to buy the book, please follow …

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Careers Expo – save the date!

Block out Monday 24 July in your diary from 5:30-8pm. From 5:30pm Stuartholme School will host several exhibitors who will answer questions about tertiary courses. With representatives from universities, TAFE, the Defence Force, gap year organisations, and more, regardless of your plans post school this event is not to be …

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Mothers’ Day lunch event – have you booked your ticket?

The Stuartholme Ladies Committee (SLC) would love you to join us in celebrating our wonderful Stuartholme community. This event is a great way to make new connections, catch up with old friends and to soak up the Cor Unum spirit that is so much a part of Stuartholme. It is …

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Equestrian News

The majority of the team competed at events during the holidays with a number of state qualifications being achieved. The inclement weather  made it difficult as competitions were cancelled due to grounds being unsuitable and unsafe. The impacts of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie forced the Stuartholme competition to be abandoned, however …

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Netball news

Congratulations to the following players who have made the 2017 Downey Park Representative and Development Netball Teams. 14 years B Team – Imogen Perrin, Year 8 13 years Development Team – Lily Alessandra and Grace Deeran, (both Year 8) All the best for your preparations for the up and coming …

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Rowing Update

The Australian Rowing Championships was held in Sydney on the final week of Term 1. Phoebe Robinson (Year 11), travelled down to compete with her UQ teammates. Alumnae Daniella Serra (2011) and Kenzi Wareham (2016) also competed with their Toowong teammates. I’m very happy to report that the girls had …

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Gold, silver and a new PB for Taylah

Congratulations to Taylah Tyerman-Webster, Year 9 who competed in the Australian Open Swimming Championships last week. Taylah had three relay swims, of which they won a gold and silver medal. In her one individual event, Female 50 Freestyle, Taylah improved her ranking from 33rd to 24th in Australia, swimming with …

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April achieves 4th at Australian Athletics Championships

Congratulations once again to April Laurikainen, Year 8, on her success in shot put at the Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney. April was in 2nd place up to the last round of throws and finished in 4th place with a personal best throw of 11.68m. Great result April – well done! …

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Highest award for Isabella

Congratulations to Isabella Copley, Year 8, on achieving the highest award in Queensland last year (2016) for her AMEB Drama and Performance Exam Grade 2. In the past three years Isabella has received 2  A pluses and 1 A. She has also received excellent grades in AMEB saxophone and piano …

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